Wenger positive despite poor Arsenal preparations for Hull

I guess you could see this last week as a positive one for Arsenal. The results have certainly been respectable, with a win over Southampton in the Premier League followed by a potentially vital draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in Europe thanks to a late strike from Alexis Sanchez and some inspired keeping from David Ospina.

On the whole, though, a lot of Arsenal fans have been left unimpressed by the manner of the performances and will be hoping for a much more fluent, slick and sharp Arsenal when Arsene Wenger sends his side out to face Hull City at the KC stadium today.

But after two tough games already this week, the manager’s preparations were further disrupted yesterday when traffic and the weather saw Wenger and the players help up and late for training. Despite all this the Frenchman was sounding very positive in a match preview on the Arsenal website.

He said, “Yes [it disrupted our preparations], like it disrupted your press conference as well! We have to deal with that, it is nothing dramatic. The players were late but they weren’t fined. It is the M25 that will be fined!

“Overall it’s been a positive week. We have shown the right attitude and spirit, and I know we have room for improvement in certain areas of the game that we will work on. But overall it is positive, the results are positive.

“We take our games seriously, we are focused on doing well and that is what we want to do again on Saturday.

“We have a short recovery but everyone looks to have recovered well and we go into the game with the desire to win it again.”

The boss was also full of praise for the job Hull’s new manager Mike Phelan is doing and he clearly wants his players to not take this one for granted. He spoke as well of Alexis Sanchez and his feeling that the Chilean is starting to reach his physical peak again and that will certainly help us get the win if true.

Do you think Arsenal will give Wenger even more reasons to be positive today?


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  1. Fatboy Gooney says:

    More Gas from Mr Wenger ?? Delusional as always! ?
    And What? ? Training was disrupted because wenger and the player’s helped up with the weather and traffic? ?
    That’s mighty considerate of them, I hope that they help UP with putting a Smile on us fan’s faces today. ?

  2. muffdiver says:

    hull will give us a game. they are no mugs.
    this is gonna be tough

    truth be told il take another bad performance as long as win

    we cant afford to drop any more points
    5 point gap to pep an his mob..no more

  3. josh37 says:

    For anyone killing time before the game… Asano started for Stuttgart in a very entertaining game. Has been pretty damn tidy so far!

    1. muffdiver says:

      Too busy gushing over MSN

      Tis not football but poetry

  4. Okayblack says:

    We will do well today if only Arsene Wenger doesn’t mess up our Team list!
    We want Xhaka /Santi and Sanchez on d wing while Lacaz starts. Give us a good weekend Wenger, give us our team!!!!

  5. muffdiver says:

    My comments being moderated…

    Your filter admin!

    1. josh37 says:

      did you say a naughty word muff?

      1. muffdiver says:

        I did say mourinho a few times.
        I’m regretful of it now

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